PILERATS x Waves present GIRAFFAGE [USA]
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Slow jam ethereal pop king Giraffage is headed down under this August.
With a robust early following and organic online buzz, Giraffage offers a fresh, sample-rich sound of dreamy pop beats, sensual synths and lush experimental electronica. The creation of 23 year-old Charlie Yin of San Francisco, Giraffage is an exciting new producer with an intuitive grasp of modern music manipulation, delivering beats that are dripping with vibes and accessible to all.
Starting his musical journey in high school as a drummer for an eclectic array of bands from metal to indie rock, Yin turned to guitar and then soon moved to electronic music production on illegally downloaded software. Inspired by such pioneers as Daft Punk and Boards of Canada, Giraffage is a true bedroom producer that started playing out only after gaining solid traction for his music online. Sending out his first album for free to various music blogs and online publications, Giraffage quickly found an ardent fan following for his hazy and seductive style.
Early supporters of Giraffage's screwed-down soundscapes, sample-based pop music and future R&B include such publications as Pitchfork, XLR8R, The Fader and Gorilla vs. Bear.
After an extensive tour with the artist XXYYXX through Europe last year, Giraffage has big plans for 2013, with numerous upcoming performance dates including a Brooklyn Vegan showcase at SXSW and at Los Angeles' world-renowned Low End Theory club night. Considered one to watch by industry insiders and the online underground.
- Giraffage creates mix for The FADER
- Giraffage's remix of Janet Jackson's "Someone to Call My Lover" featured on The FADER
- Giraffage's "Move Me" ft. Jhameel and DWNTWN earns praise from Pitchfork
- Giraffage's "Close 2 Me" receives rave review on Pitchfork
- Giraffage & XXYYXX's "Even Though" featured on the FADER
- Giraffage's "Even Though" (Teen Daze Remix) and "With You" named the 57th and 72nd top downloads on XLR8R's Best of 2012
- Giraffage performance and interview for Yours Truly's The Neighborhood Series
- Giraffage performs in his hotel room for Into the Woods TV
- Giraffage's "Money" featured on The FADER
- Giraffage's "Thinking About You" featured on The 405